Mojito Mocktail


So the holidays always do me over. Between the end of November and the end of December - there are 4 holidays. 4! {I'm including Xmas Eve, because... well, our family likes to extend Christmas as much as we can}  Then on top of it, throw in my birthday at the beginning of December.

Ok what I'm getting at is I basically eat and drink my face off during that month span - and I don't mean drink water. I've also decided that it's ok.  It's the season to enjoy family, friends, food & life!

So this year {after feeling suuuper extra unhealthy, plump, and like I just killed my body}, my boyfriend and I decided to do dry January. I've looked at it as a self disciplining challenge. Think about it, what's the longest stretch of time that you've gone without a drink?? No bueno right? That's what I was thinking.

So far - so good.  No adult beverages for this girl.  It's been rough.  It begins to change what you do with your time, and how you interact with friends.  Yesterday the BF and I threw together a crock pot in the am, went to a late lunch, then to the museum, and in the evening came home to a warm ready dinner and played our first ever game of Pandemic.  And we thoroughly enjoyed our day!  Also no moral or physical hangover this AM!

Can I just add? There are 5 weekends in this month. Of course there are.  BUT, that will just make me feel that much more proud of my accomplishment.

To help me get through these 5 weekends, I concocted a cocktail sans the booze - a mocktail!  My go to drink is a vodka/soda/lime. This Mojito Mocktail was just the thing to help me feel like I'm getting my weekend spirits in.

Try it out, it really does help!

 

Mojito Mocktail

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 or 5 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 lime
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 6 to 8 ounces soda water
  • Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprig

 

Muddle the mint & simple syrup in the bottom of a glass. Add the juice of half of the lime & soda water, and mix.

Add fun ice cubes & a cute straw, then decorate with mint sprigs & lime wedges.

 

And there you have it . . . the cutest little mocktail you've ever seen.

Mojito Mocktail

For those of you who are getting all judgey and are thinking - she really can't go a month without drinking?? 1) I can and I'm doing it! 2) I don't feen the booze. In fact, I don't even drink during the week. I do however, enjoy to have a glass or two of wine on a Friday night. Or grab some drinks with the girls on a Saturday night.

You gotta live a little!


 
Source: http://offbeatbride.com/2012/05/non-alcoho...